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Comment: This is actually pretty smart (Score 1) 1012

by tehwebguy (#29964154) Attached to: Mac OS X 10.6.2 Will Block Atom Processors

Operating systems are pirated more and more often. Apple doesn't expect a huge increase in software sales if they open it up to all machines, they see a piracy increase (as well as an increase in OTHER companies hardware).

Much like iTunes' purpose is to sell iPods and iPhones, Mac OS X is for selling Macs.

Apple's cheapest notebook is $999, much more expensive than a $299 netbook. They don't want that type of competition.

Comment: Mechanical Licensing (Score 4, Insightful) 86

by tehwebguy (#27075795) Attached to: Warner Music Playing Hardball With <em>Rock Band</em>

You are all missing the most important piece.

Rock Band should immediately cease all talks with Warner and switch back to cover songs. I that case they will only need to pay a mechanical royalty of about $0.091 per unit sold per song. The only difference is that a cover band will be playing the songs.

If they choose to do this, Warner has literally NO say in the matter. They cannot deny them the license.

Build a system that even a fool can use and only a fool will want to use it.

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